Did you know Maurizio Cattelan has worked as a morgue assistant, or that Annie Leibovitz created an album cover for Cyndi Lauper?
What Artists Cook Up in Their Kitchens
It turns out that making a dish and making a work of art have a fair amount in common.
A Century of Women Designers Who Helped Shape Our Lives
Jane Hall surveys a century of women’s contributions to design, exploring the ways they have shaped life not only in our homes and workplaces, but in society at large.
Catherine Opie on Her First Monograph, “a Map of My Mind”
For Opie, photographing is about “understanding what it is to be inclusive.”
A Weird and Wonderful History of Design Patents
Patented by Thomas Rinaldi is an illustrated journey through more than a century of American trends and technologies.
Guerrilla Girls Canceled Phaidon Book Deal Over Ties to Leon Black, Jeffrey Epstein Associate
The activist group renewed its calls for Black’s resignation from the MoMA board and shared that it canceled the deal after realizing the art publisher is owned by Black.
The Meanings of Minimalist Memorials
Monuments are built only when the political struggle they commemorate has been definitively won.
A New Book on Women Artists Is Welcome, But Uneven
The title of Great Women Artists is complete with a strikethrough across “women,” to indicate that the artists within are “great artists” regardless of gender. Visually, it’s arresting, but its intention is murky.
A Chronicle of 100 Contemporary Artists Who Use Textiles
With artists spanning all corners of the globe, Vitamin T is a timely contribution to dismantling the division between art and craft.
In North Korea, the Graphic Design of Everyday Objects Promotes National Identity
Selections from a frequent visitor’s personal collection highlight a “golden age” of North Korean graphic design.
“Ornament Is Crime:” A Visual Manifesto for the Modernist Home
Ornament is Crime is a visual compendium of the Modernist home, from early 1900s designs to contemporary structures carrying the austere style into the 21st century.
Remixing Six Centuries of Iconic Graphic Designs
In a new book, Phaidon considers the unexpected and deliberate connections between 500 of our most recognizable images.